Reasons Ferrets Bite

What are the main reasons ferrets bite?

They don’t know any better and need training.

  • Play biting
  • Asking for attention
  • Other communication
  • Previously rewarded for biting behavior


  • They can’t see what is directly in front of them
  • Surprise (sleeping, blind or deaf ferret)

Situational circumstances.

  • Illness or injury
  • Irritating odors or sounds
  • Environmental changes or stresses


  • Insecurities leading to the need to dominate
  • Abuse or neglect leading to extreme fear
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Critters · Ferrets